City, port of entry and county seat of Erie county, N. Y.; at the eastern extremity of Lake Erie and the western extremity of the Erie Canal; has extensive lake commerce with all western points, large live-stock and grain trade, and important manufactures; population in 1890, 255,664; in 1900, 352,387.
General Riall, with his regulars and Indians, recrossed from Lewiston (see Niagara, Fort), when his forces had returned from the desolation of the New York frontier.
Full licensoceeded to plunder, destroy, and slaughter.
Only four buildings were
A view of Buffalo's waterfront to-day. left standing in the village.
At Black Rock only a single building escaped the flames.
Four vessels which had done good service on Lake Erie — the Ariel, Little Belt, Chippewa, and Trippe--were burned; and so were completed the measures of retaliation for the burning of Newark.
Six villages, many isolated country-houses, and four vessels were consumed, and the butchery of many inno